Labyrinth fish: gourami, cockerels, macropods
The body of the gourami is very much flattened on the sides, high. The fins on the abdomen are long and filamentous, the anal fin is long, the dorsal fin…

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Signs of disease aquarium fish
Signs of disease aquarium fish Many aquarists have encountered various diseases of their Pets, but, as a rule, it is much easier to prevent the disease than to cure it.…

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Ancistrus
For antitrust typically the lack of bony plates on the snout and abdomen, brush hook on its Gill cover. Males on the snout have branched outgrowths of soft tissues, females…

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elongated aquariums

Cichlids

You can find small cichlids about 5 cm, and there are half a meter. The natural habitat of cichlids is quite wide, they live around the world, but the most popular cichlids of Africa, South and Central America. Most captive cichlids come from the Great African lakes: Malawi, Tanganyika, and the Amazon.

Social behavior

Due to the large number of cichlid species, it is very difficult to distinguish any typical behavior for them. But, nevertheless, it is safe to say that many cichlids are characterized by aggressive behavior. Also, cichlids are very caring parents. Continue reading

Argues

Karpoed has the form of a flat rounded translucent turtle gray-green with four pairs of feathery swimming legs. In the initial stage, the crustacean is barely visible to the naked eye, but in the adult state it can reach 4-6 mm. It is very mobile, floats freely, but prefers to accumulate in the midst of plants. Attacking fish, carp eater bites into the skin, bites through it and sucks blood. From biting it on the body of the fish produced wounds that often become a gateway for infection. Destroy carp eating mechanically, removing from the aquarium affected fish and removing the parasite with tweezers. Continue reading

Astyanax

Texas-Panama. Length – up to 9 cm. the Body is high, compressed from the sides. The color is silver, with a brass sheen. The top is olive, in the back half of the body there is a dark stripe. The fins are reddish.

In the caves of San Luis Potosi (Mexico), this species forms a blind race. In blind fish, the eyes are covered with growths. The skin is devoid of pigmentation, pink, colorless fins. Females are fuller. Despite their blindness, fish are very mobile and playful. Obstacles and they find food through the organs of the lateral line and sense of Smell.

It is best to keep blind fish separately in species elongated aquariums without plants with stones that do not have sharp edges, at a temperature of 18-24 °C. water of medium hardness. Continue reading

Aulonocara
Aulonocara have a rich color and are similar to other Malawian by rehlovym. Females Mature at 10-12 months, males at 3-5 months later. About 60 eggs female incubates in the…

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How often and correctly to wash the aquarium
The main responsibility for the health of fish in the aquarium is water. It is their habitat, and its quality can significantly affect the life of any living creatures in…

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Arowana
And fish is not for everyone. Firstly, they have a fairly high cost, secondly, they need an aquarium about 3-4 meters long, and thirdly - these fish are predators. They…

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Do aquarium fish sleep?
This question aquarists ask quite often, it is especially popular among beginners. Often this is due to the peculiarities of the daily routine of the owners of the aquarium. For…

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